Wormherders 2015/16 in action

Dr. Diana Wall’s team from Colorado State University and colleagues from Dartmouth College, Virginia Tech and Brigham Young University are on location at the McMurdo station on Ross Island, Antarctica. From McMurdo they have been flying via helicopter to perform field work in the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research site. Click here for further info on this and previous field teams.

Dr. Wall’s team is investigating how the soil organisms of this remote environment cope with the extreme environmental conditions, and how they respond to climate change. Follow the team’s adventures here.

 

 

Wormherders and helicopter crew near Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley.

Wormherders and helicopter crew near Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley.

 

Colorado State Wormherders Dr. Diana Wall (right) and Ashley Shaw (left), and McMurdo LTER colleague Dr. Berry Lyons, Ohio State University (middle) discuss plans for sampling in Taylor Valley.

Colorado State Wormherders Dr. Diana Wall (right) and Ashley Shaw (left), and McMurdo LTER colleague Dr. Berry Lyons, Ohio State University (middle) discuss plans for sampling in Taylor Valley.